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Third Year Curriculum

Third Year Curriculum

VCOM’s third year osteopathic medical students are required to complete nine core clinical rotations. During the year students have one month to complete Foundations of Diagnostic Medicine (FDM) which is comprised of on-line interactive curriculum covering the most urgent and emergent conditions seen in the clinical setting. Each clinical rotation is estimated to require a minimum of 160 hours to complete, including 40 to 60 hours each week in the regular program and after hours on call duty. All rotations must be taken and completed at VCOM core hospitals or ambulatory rotation sites. All rotations and assigned curriculum must be successfully completed to progress to the fourth year. Four credit hours are awarded for each clinical rotation.

Third Year Core Rotation Syllabi

Family Medicine
Geriatrics
Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties I
Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties II
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Pediatrics
Psychiatry and Neuro-Behavorial Sciences
Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties
Underserved Care

Academic Grading and Promotion